Documentation requirements - USA

  • UiO only recognizes education from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Please note that some programmes require documentation that is not listed below; please refer to the relevant programme description for detailed information.
  • All applicants must upload scanned copies of their supporting documents to  SøknadsWeb, the University of Oslo's online application system.
  • Please name your uploaded files as suggested in the tables below, and follow our guidelines for uploading documents.

General documentation

Required document

Copy of passport or ID card

Please note that only a copy of the ID-page is required.

Name the pdf file passport or idcard.

Documentation of name change (if applicable)

Documentation of name change must be uploaded if your name differs from your passport in any of your documentation.

Name the pdf file namechange.

Documentation of English language proficiency

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year's university studies in academic subjects in the US are exempt from submitting an English language test.

Documentation of financing

Required document

Documentation of financing (if applicable)

Non-EU/EEA applicants must document financing with their application. Not applicable for EU/EEA citizens, Nordic citizens, and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Name the pdf file financing.

Secondary education

Required document


High School transcript

Scan and upload your official certificate/diploma and transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education. If you completed Norwegian upper secondary school, share your diploma electronically through NVB.

Name the pdf file secondary.

Higher education

Required document


Transcript of records for your bachelor's degree

E-transcript sent to international[a] 


Official transcript sent directly from the issuing institution to:

The University of Oslo
Office for Admissions and Student Exchange 
P.O. Box 1081 Blindern
NO-0317 Oslo, Norway


Upload a student copy of your transcript of records.

Do you have transfer credits?

Then you must provide separate official transcripts directly from each of the issuing institutions.

If you hold a master's degree, you should submit an official transcript of records for this degree as well.

Name your pdf file(s) bachelortranscr / mastertranscr.

Courses to be completed - Only applicable for Nordic and EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Are you completing your degree/relevant courses in the same semester as the application deadline?

Within the application deadline you must upload:

  • a list of the courses you are registered for this semester with the expected date for completion. You still have to document your higher education completed to date, as described under the header "higher education".

Within the deadline for supplementary documents you must upload:

  • final transcript and diploma. If you have not received your diploma yet, you must upload a confirmation from you educational institution stating that you have obtained a degree.

Only applicable for Nordic and EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway.

Name the pdf file course-completion


If the language of the original document is not English, an official translation made by an authorized translator must be uploaded. Please note that the original language version must always accompany the translation.

Name your pdf file(s) bachelortransl / mastertransl.

Important about documentation:

  • You are responsible for uploading all required documentation, as well as ensuring that it is uploaded within the application deadline. As it may take several weeks for institutions and test centres to provide transcripts and/or test scores, please arrange for these documents to be issued as soon as possible.
  • You are liable for your uploaded documents, i.e. that they represent true and unaltered information.
  • Wrongful or misleading information may lead to dismissal and loss of right to study, according to § 7 of Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo.
  • Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal, and will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
  • A random selection of students will be asked to present their original documents before starting their studies.
  • Please note that we maintain the right to contact institutions, firms, associations and government agencies for the purpose of explanation and/or verification of uploaded documents.

See also

Fraudulent documents

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Published Sep. 11, 2014 12:57 PM - Last modified Nov. 14, 2018 10:45 AM